YB DATO' HAJI RAMLEE BIN A RAHMAN
CHIEF EXECUTIVE (GROUP)
Dato’ Haji Ramlee Bin Haji A Rahman, 56, a distinguished figure and inspiring leader, has taken the helm at Permodalan Darul Ta’zim Sdn. Bhd. (PDT) (Group), bringing with him more than three decades of extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to this appointment, he had held leadership roles in various Johor State Government-Linked Companies (GLCs) involved in diverse industries such as property investment, real estate, construction, agriculture, manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, and infrastructure development.
Dato’ Haji Ramlee earned his Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration (Hons) from the Northern University of Malaysia before obtaining his Master’s in Science in Land Administration and Development from the University of Technology Malaysia. He also completed the High-Performance Leadership Programme at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
Starting his career as a civil servant, Dato’ Ramlee’s responsibilities included Human Resources, Administration and Services, as well as expertise in Land Administration. His impressive performance led him to hold various positions in Municipal Council, Land, and District Offices. Due to his vast experience and proven track record, he was appointed to lead the Johor Deputy State Secretary (Development) for the Johor State Economic Planning Division, which is one of the imperative sectors of the government. Dato’ Ramlee’s expertise in the water industry also earned him an invitation to lead the Johor State Delegation to the US for Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in 2021 where he was honored as one of the event’s speakers. He also led the Johor State Delegation for Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) in 2022.
In recognition of his many contributions to the field of Public Administration and Corporate Management, the Faculty of Management, University of Technology Malaysia (UTM) has recently appointed Dato’ Ramlee as an Adjunct Professor, a title he continues to hold to this day.
Currently, Dato’ Haji Ramlee holds the position of Chief Executive of Permodalan Darul Ta’zim Sdn Bhd (PDT) (Group), and he has also been entrusted with the role of Chief Executive Officer of Johor Biotechnology and Biodiversity Corporation (J-Biotech).
DEPUTY PRESIDENT CORPORATE & FINANCE (GROUP)
A meticulous person in nature, Dzulkifly first obtained his Diploma in Accounting before graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting with distinction. After gaining extensive experience as an auditor in the first tier accounting firm and a proven record of establishing cross-functional partnerships to deliver stellar results, he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at one of the statutory bodies.
From 2007 till 2013, Dzulkifly was selected by the State Government of Johor and Prime Minister’s Department to advise on strategic initiatives affecting global positioning of the successful development on the Oil and Gas industry in Pengerang, Johor.
Leveraging on his strengths as an auditor and vast knowledge in various sectors including inter alia, agriculture, investment instruments, property management, tourism, utilities ( water and acts as the wastewater), oil and gas, manufacturing and construction. Dzulkifly subsequently joined Permodalan Darul Ta’zim in January 2014, where he currently Deputy President for Corporate & Finance Group. He also sits in several companies within the capacity of a board member.
AMBOK NANI MUHAMAD NOR
DEPUTY PRESIDENT LAND & PROPERTY (GROUP)
Ambok is an alumnus of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (‘UTM’) and holds a Bachelor in Science (Industrial Mathematics). Enrolled as a Johor Civil Servant back in 2012, Ambok’s first portfolio was as the Assistant Land Administrator (Revenue) at Batu Pahat Land Office.
Throughout his years of service, Ambok had vested diversified portfolios in numerous government sectors ranging from as the Administrative Officer (Media & Communications) under the Chief Minister of Johor’s Office, Private Secretary to the Johor Chief Minister’s, Assistant Director of Irrigation and Drainage Department Johor, as well as Head of Corporate & Quality under the Johor State Secretary’s Office.
Hence, his previous portfolio enables him to possess a strong sense of business strategy in liaising, managing, coordinating and interacting with the State Government and relevant government agencies.
As the Group’s Head of Property & Project Sector (HPSSI), Ambok is responsible in ensuring all matters pertaining to the Group’s land administration adhere to the National Land Code and the Johor’s State Enactment. HPSSI is responsible for administering the Group’s assets and properties as well as to promote future revenues from effective land administration.
NOOR' AZMI MD OMAR
DEPUTY PRESIDENT COMMUNICATIONS, ADMINISTRATION & PEOPLE (GROUP)
Noor’ Azmi Md Omar is a breath of fresh air to the core management team since his enlistment to Permodalan Darul Ta’zim. Being well-versed in public administration since 2011, Azmi had vested diversified portfolios as a Johor Civil Servant over his 8 years of services. Some of his notable portfolios include his appointment as the Communication and Multimedia Officer under the Chief Minister of Johor’s Office, the Assistant Secretary at the State Secretary Office (Housing Branch) and the Chief Assistant Financial Officer under the State Treasury of Johor. An individual with a holistic background and possess a charismatic as well as youthful vibe, Azmi’s character-defining trait is his affable personality which collectively, is the ethos of his leadership style.
As the Deputy President for Communications, Administration and People (CAP), his portfolio includes but not limited to the development and implementation of an integrated strategic communication plan in order to foster Permodalan Darul Ta’zim’s corporate identity, broaden the awareness of its programs and priorities across key stakeholder audiences; and oversee all matters pertaining the Corporate Social Responsibilities (‘CSR’) for Permodalan Darul Ta’zim.
Azmi holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Tourism Management degree from Universiti Teknologi MARA and had attained professional accreditation in Land Administration and Development from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn.
DEPUTY PRESIDENT LEGAL, SECRETARIAL & INTEGRITY (GROUP)
Firdaus Samad joined Permodalan Darul Ta’zim (PDT) in 2014 and currently as Deputy President for Legal, Secretarial & Integrity practice group and Joint Company Secretary for PDT Group of Companies. Firdaus Samad handles various corporate commercial transactions namely retail, ventures, legal compliance advisory, commercial transaction framework, service level framework and competition law. He also holds directorship in several private limited companies.
Previously, Firdaus Samad was admitted to the Malaysian Bar as an advocate and solicitor for the High Court of Malaya and practice with a first-tier legal firm in Malaysia where he was exposed to general litigation and arbitration including cases on construction law, contract, commercial, companies and employment. Under his belt, Firdaus Samad has negotiated, advised and represented multinational companies, government-linked companies, state-owned enterprise and developers.
In 2016, he has been awarded a certificate of completion for the Creating Collaborative Solutions: Innovations in Governance program, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. In corporate governance practices, he has been awarded a Diploma in Corporate Governance & Compliance from Basel Institute on Governance and also Certified Integrity Officer (CeIO) issued by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). He also Certified Company Secretary (CCS) granted by Malaysian Association of Company Secretaries or more commonly known as MACS, an Approved Body under the Fourth Schedule of the Companies Act 2016.
Ts. AZMAN JAAFAR
DEPUTY PRESIDENT RESEARCH & PROJECT MONITORING (GROUP)
Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Hons.), Azman brings over the years of extensive professional experience in various property management, engineering fields and corporate commercial dealings.
Currently serving as the Deputy President for Corporate Development, his responsibilities are to develop strategic decisions to grow and restructure business, establish strategic partnerships and achieve organizational excellence. He also supervises PDT valuable assets that can be monetized and grown through different combinations of deals and partnerships that requires him to innovate and create a range of business partners.
In lieu of his immense experience in property management and commercial dealings, he is also responsible for providing engineering expertise, guidance and technical assistance to the state agencies, consultants and the public. It is accomplished by performing professional engineering tasks and by managing, reviewing and assessing the work of consultants, contractors and facility operators.